bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with medium white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, herbs, oak, mustiness, and grass. Flavor of vanilla, oak, pine, bourbon, wood, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.
yespr (39922) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is smooth malty and light spiced. Smooth fruity, light spiced and medium dry phenolic. Bitter and dry into the finish.
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity spicy slightly funky oak aroma. Sweetish malty spicy weak sour apples and woody bourbon flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody tannic bourbon finish.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A bland vinous golden belgian ale
How: Tap at Extreme Beer Fest 2011
The look: Cloudy golden body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Aroma and taste had plenty of barrels but I would have guessed wine barrels, not bourbon barrels. The beer was quite vinous, some tannins, some fruits, a spicy notes. The beer had a lifeless body with a lack of carbonation. Being a Saison lover I was excited to try this beer since the base beer is a Saison. There is nothing even remotely Saison in the BA version. A beer I should not have drank. But drinking a lot of beer is good for the skin. I look so young, I still get carded by cops when I urinate in the middle of the street.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at EBF. Pours an amber body with a bubbly head. Splintery wood tones, light oak, little bourbon but not so much. Almost tastes more like a wine barrel. A hint of cherry, a bit thin, light peach notes. Nothing really came in any abundance in this session ale, but i enjoyed it nonetheless.
phaleslu (9249) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at FOBAB 2010. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a small eggshell white head. Notes of brett, earth, peppery spices, dust, musty funk, and basement. Light-bodied, with crisp carbonation and a light, earthy mouthfeel. Refreshing and light. A barrel aged beer at 4.1%, and a big surprise.
deyholla (9900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from the tap at 2010 FOBAB. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a spice note with a light grain and bread note. There was also a light floral note and some oak. Flavor began with floral notes and heavy spice with a bit of oak/ bourbon in the finish.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FOBAB 2009 - pours a hazed yellow with a small cream head. wow. really light and refreshing. notes of brett, wood, dust, earth, mold, and earth funk. some spices. good beer.
BBB63 (6543) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 2009 (thanks for the recommendation Mike): Hazy golden hue with a small fizzy head. The aroma has notes of pepper and herbal spice, sour apple, grains, and a hint of funk among the faint bourbon vapours. The taste is very acidic (grapes) at first with a continuous spicy yeasty component running throughout. Lightly oak influenced with tannic and toasty undertones. The mouth feel is light and lively, quite refreshing. A very sessionable beer that stood out for all the big arse beers of the day.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Pizza Port Session Ale fest. Pours with a slightly hazed golden body with a small white head. Aroma is strongly oaky, with bourbon vanilla and light buttery notes, honey, light wheat and a tinge of sour. Taste is wheat, light citrus, oak-vanilla tannins, butter, bourbon and chardonnay grapes. Thin mouthfeel, but lively bubbles. Interesting little beer, and quite different than the regular Little Opal.